UNITED WATER TOMS RIVER’S SPRING FIRE HYDRANT FLUSHING STARTS MARCH 23, 2015

Beginning Monday morning, March 23, 2015, United Water Toms River will begin to flush hydrants throughout its service territory in Toms River, South Toms River, and the Holiday City and Silver Ridge Park sections of Berkeley Township. The flushing program is expected to last approximately nine (9) weeks, concluding on or about Friday, May 22, 2015.

Crews will work Monday through Thursday between the hours of 8 AM and 8 PM and Friday’s from 8:30 AM to 12 Noon. Flushing will not be scheduled during weekends or on Friday, April 3, in observance of Good Friday.

“United Water follows an essential flushing program twice a year, in the spring and fall, in order to remove sediments from mainline pipes to enhance water quality and also verify the ample flow of water for firefighting,” said Jim Mastrokalos, Director of Operations. “During flushing operations, customers may experience temporary incidences of low water pressure or volume and slight discoloration or cloudiness, which is not harmful. It is best to shut the water off, then check clarity by running cold water for a few minutes, allowing new water to work its way into the pipes,” he added.

If residential and business customers observe United Water crews working on streets where their homes and offices are located, the Company advises not to use tap water, washing machines or dishwashers until the brief flushing activity is completed. Customers may wish to fill up clean bottles or containers with tap water ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator to use for drinking or cooking during their own specific street flushing segment. Customers are also asked to be attentive while walking or driving near United Water flushing trucks and crew members to ensure safety.

For daily information on specific areas and streets being flushed, please visit: www.unitedwater.com, facebook.com/UnitedWaterSouthJersey and twitter.com/UnitedWaterSJ.

Customers with questions or concerns may call United Water’s customer service center toll free:

877-565-1456.

About United Water

United Water Toms River provides water services to more than 50,000 customers in Toms River, South Toms River, and Berkeley Townships. Its parent company, United Water, is one of the nation’s leading environmental companies, providing water and wastewater services to approximately 5.5 million people in the United States. In addition to owning and operating 16 water and wastewater utilities, United Water operates 90 municipal and industrial water and wastewater systems through innovative public-private partnerships and contract agreements.

Founded in 1869, United Water is a subsidiary of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT.

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